We're all guilty of spending our weekends binge watching a marathon of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Luckily for us, Detective Odafin "Fin" Tutuola provides a little bit of comic relief every episode.
Played perfectly by Ice-T, the former undercover narcotics officer is known for saying what's on everyone's mind — even when Olivia Benson is trying to stay politically correct on the NBC police procedural. And we wouldn't have it any other way.
"When Dick Wolf put me on the show, he said, 'Ice, you don’t like the cops, do you?' I said, 'Not all of ‘em. I ain’t got problems. Some of ‘em are cool.' He said, 'You admit we need ‘em.' I said, 'Yeah.' He said, 'Well, play the cop we need,' Ice said of his SVU role. "So that’s what you’re really seeing. It’s kinda like, if I was a cop, that’s how I’d act. The thing about being on SVU is we’re going after child molesters and rapists. So I’m not bustin’ anybody in the gray area. I’m bustin’ real scum. They don’t even like them in prison. So if I gotta play a cop, lemme be an SVU detective."
For nearly 20 seasons, Fin has been our favorite character — and we hope it stays that way for many more years to come. Season 19 of Law and Order: SVU premieres Wednesday, September 27 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Check out the gallery below to see the times Fin has said what we've all been thinking!